One of the most striking tactical shifts we have seen so far this season has been with our defence.
While we have started every match so far with a back three, we have switched to a four-man defence during our games against Leicester, Stoke, Liverpool and Cologne.
Arsene Wenger discussed this tactical flexibility, his squad depth and Alexis in his pre-match press conference ahead of facing Chelsea.
This is what he said:
on a back four v back three…
I want to use both systems when it suits the team or when we need to do it. Because we played for a long time in a back four, it is easy for me to switch from a back three to a back four.
on not having a team for the Europa League and a different one for the Premier League..
No, I have a squad of 25 players of top level. If they need competition, I play them in one game or the other but there is no real hierarchy in there. They fight all for places.
I have to see how he recovers from [facing Cologne] and decide afterwards with all the players available. But he will be of course with us at Chelsea.
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